Open Lid Piano Studio is a small, but growing, piano teaching studio in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Open Lid is currently run solely by Mr. Corona, efforts are being make to expand teaching services in the community with 1, or possibly 2, piano teachers who would love to operate in an encouraging and progressive environment for themselves, students and parents.

Professional Requirements:

  • Hold (or be actively working towards) a Bachelors degree in Piano Performance/Pedagogy (or closely related)

  • Membership in MTAC and MTNA (MTAC "Student Membership" in the case of those who have not completed a Bachelor's degree but are pursuing such)

  • For interview, play short, advanced piano pieces (or excerpts)

  • Start beginners of any age

  • Take any level of transfer students

  • Teach and develop lessons around mastering classical advanced repertoire, jazz, improvisation, composition, theory using different approaches

  • Comfortably use technology in teaching (cloud services, YouTube, mobile productivity and educational apps, laptops, iPads, digital pianos, etc.)

  • Encourage parents and students to participate in Certificate of Merit, recitals, competitions, etc.

  • Prepare students for and attend Certificate of Merit evaluations, recitals, competitions

  • Willingness to understand and work with the Open Lid approach and philosophy of positively interacting with parents and students

  • Must work with Square ecosystem for payroll

Personal Requirements:

  • Proactive communication skills

  • Reliability to be regular with students

  • Work to give parents and students a supportive and positive experience

  • Adaptability to work with many types of people and situations

  • Good pre-planning

Extra Pluses:

  • Speak Korean

  • Teaching experience

  • Positive personality

Scheduling:

  • Tuesday afternoons 2-6pm and Thursday afternoons 3-6pm (or fairly close to this)

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoons as more students come

  • Possibility for Saturday teaching as schedule fills

  • Possibility to teach morning and mid-days to adults and home-school students

Compensation:

  • Start at $20-25/hour (depending on experience) with ability to increase after a probation and beyond

Benefits:

  • Established teaching space for each teacher

  • Free, easy parking

  • Comfortable teaching space with: good pianos, Wi-fi, air-conditioning, refrigerator, coffee/tea, clean teacher restrooms

  • Medical benefits are not currently included with this position (but are being considered to hopefully offer down the road)

For further information or to send resumes/CV, please contact via email or phone: teacher@openlidpiano.studio / (213) 534-6824